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Lake Lure Rental: Romantic Lakeside Getaway Cottage

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Lure cottage description

Five Oaks is a cozy one-bedroom lakeside guest cottage situated on beautiful Lake Lure. It is the perfect spot for a romantic relaxing getaway vacation for two, or for a couple with one or two small children. Lake Lure is nestled in the narrow groove of Hickory Nut Gorge just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC. It was named by National Geographic as one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Several movies, including Dirty Dancing have been filmed at Lake Lure. There is a never-ending variety of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in and around the lake, including swimming, fishing, diving, canoeing, and hiking.

Five Oaks Cottage was built in 2005 and is tastefully decorated and equipped with a full kitchen and bath with shower. We supply luxury linens, towels, and hygiene products for our guests and an information booklet listing local activities and attractions to help make each guest's stay both memorable and enjoyable. Guests have full access to the dock and boathouse rooftop deck for swimming, fishing, lounging, and enjoying the spectacular views of the lake, the gorge, and Chimney Rock Park. We also provide use of a classic wood and fiberglass canoe so you can tour the lake and visit sites of interest such as the cove where portions of Dirty Dancing were filmed. There are even some very nice restaurants that can be reached by water.

The cottage is situated behind the main house and has lake views from most windows and from the attached deck. The boathouse and dock are about 150 feet in front of the cottage. About 15 stone steps lead down to the ground level of the main house. A stone pathway then leads you around the house. Another 15 steps will take you to the rooftop deck atop the boathouse, and another 15 steps will take you down to the dock at water level. Having to negotiate steps down to the water is the norm at Lake Lure because it is a mountain lake. There are very few lodgings on Lake Lure that do not require the traversing of many steps to reach water level. Five Oaks Cottage, believe it or not, has fewer steps to the water than many. Still, it may not be suitable for older folks or those with disabilities.

In addition to wireless internet, a TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, and a component stereo, we have provided a set of computer speakers for use with an mp3 player. Five Oaks is the cottage where the author/owner conceived and wrote the popular series of children's books called The Lake Lure Chronicles (Google 'Lake Lure Chronicles' to view). We believe you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at Five Oaks and will create many lasting memories of this most beautiful and peaceful place.


Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full size range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and bean grinder...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full range of pots and pans and useful utensils...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher


          • Parking Off Street:

            Dedicated parking area near entrance....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Heat pump for central heat and air....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Use of boathouse, deck and dock for fishing, swimming and lounging, use of canoe included....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite service by Direct...moreless

              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Video Library


              • Mobile Phone:

                AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon signals are weak but available on attached deck....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Attached deck with gas grill and full use of boat dock and boathouse deck with lounge chairs and eating table....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Beautiful views of Lake Lure from bedroom, living room, and attached deck....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Full private use of dock area and boathouse rooftop deck on Lake Lure....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful views of Chimney Rock from boathouse deck...moreless


              • Restaurants
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Hiking


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              Low Season ... Nov 01-May 31 .. $110/night .. $700/week
              High Season .. Jun 01-Aug 31 .. $130/night .. $825/week
              Mid Season ... Sep 01-Oct 31 .. $120/night .. $760/week
              Two night minimum.  Add 12.75% combined state/county tax.
              $25 cleaning fee.
              $100 refundable security/pet deposit.
              50% deposit required to confirm reservation, balance due 14 days before arrival.

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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              Owner info

              About the owner: We fell in love with Lake Lure the first time we saw it in 1984, and returned three weeks later and purchased a small cottage on the lake for weekend and summer vacation use. In preparation for retirement at the lake in 2006, we added a major second story addition to the original small cabin and built Five Oaks Cottage, a guest-house for additional space for family and friends and for a vacation rental when we are not using it. We are delighted to be able to share this beautiful and special place with others and we enjoy meeting the many wonderful folks who find us through VRBO and become our guests at Five Oaks.

              Why the Owner Chose Lake Lure:
              The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and just plain relaxing on the boat house deck and dock area.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • View of Fully Equipped Kitchen

                View of Fully Equipped Kitchen

              • "Row Boat" Entertainment Center

                "Row Boat" Entertainment Center

              • View From Bedroom Window

                View From Bedroom Window

              • Steps Leading Down To Boathouse

                Steps Leading Down To Boathouse

              • View Of Chimney Rock From Boat House

                View Of Chimney Rock From Boat House

              • The Five Oaks Wizard Featured In My Book "Rachel And The Wizard Of Lake Lure"

                The Five Oaks Wizard Featured In My Book "Rachel And The Wizard Of Lake Lure"

              • Sunset


              • Living Rm With Sleeper Sofa

                Living Rm With Sleeper Sofa

              • Bedroom


              • Five Oaks Cottage

                Five Oaks Cottage

              • View From Cottage Deck

                View From Cottage Deck

              • Boathouse Rooftop Deck

                Boathouse Rooftop Deck

              • Lower Dock Area

                Lower Dock Area

              • Early Morning Looking Towards Chimney Rock

                Early Morning Looking Towards Chimney Rock

              • Early Morning Mist Looking East From Boathouse

                Early Morning Mist Looking East From Boathouse

              VRBO #238019

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Thursday, April 10, 2014


              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
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              + (336) 253-4416 (North Carolina, USA)

              Speaks: english
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